This morning the girls and I braved Walmart to stock up on groceries. I know might sound bad, but I don't normally take the girls grocery shopping alone. Either I go when they are with grandparents or we all go as a family or even sometimes Dan goes. I have had some fear about taking them to Walmart alone. I'm trying to get rid of some faulty thinking like... I can't do much in town with both girls or... I can't clean very well with both girls. There is some truth to both of these thoughts. But, at the same time I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. (I know that can sound so trite, but it is TRUE!) He has given me these girls as a gift and this is where I am in life. I realize that this time of having small kids at home is only a short season and I want to embrace it and enjoy it. Soooo, we went to Walmart. We had a few incidents! It was a long hour and a half, but the girls did pretty good. At the end Sophie opened a container of sliced mushrooms and Grace made a good snack out of them. EWW! :)
The great part of a long shopping trip is the benefit of having lots of stuff to eat and being able to have a good game plan on meals for the next couple of weeks. I thought I'd share a few of the recipes.
I bought stuff for
*Beef Enchiladas - we had these tonight with spanish rice, sour cream & mixed veggies for the girls. They were surprisingly good!
*Poppyseed Chicken- we LOVE this! We usually it with Jasmine Rice (love, love, love), fresh bread, and sometimes salad and another veggie... usually green beans (soph's favorite!)
* Aunt B's Pizza- YUMMY! I have been craving this for months. It consists of bread dough for the crust, pizza sauce, green chilis, sausage, black olives, and sliced mushrooms. Delicious!
*Little Cheddar Meatloaves- I got this recipe from my sis-in-law, Jerusha when Dan and I got married. It is the first meatloaf I ever tried and I actually really like it. I'll post the recipe soon. We serve this with mashed potatoes, rolls, and another veggie.
*Broccoli Quiche- So good, healthy and this can go for a lunch or a dinner. We'll probably have this for lunch tomorrow. :)
*Mom's Easy Chili- This is so simple, fast and good. You just brown the meat (2 lbs), add a packet of Williams Chili Seasonings and then add a large can of Tomato juice and let it simmer together. I have another fabulous chili recipe from my mother in law but it makes about 25-30 servings and a little bit of time. I like this easy one when I am short on time.
*Lasagna- Frozen! It's good stuff. :)
*Grilled Pork Tenderloin- This a new recipe, but it looks really good. We love pork roast. So tender and good!
*Macaroni Grill Chicken Alfredo with Linguine- This is a box meal that you add chicken to. Mom (Lisa) has tried one of these so I thought it would be good for something easy and different. We love Macaroni Grill!
When we add in some of our normal lunch meals... sandwiches, spaghetti (easy prego), egg salad, can soups I think we'll be set for a couple of weeks. Well, we'll probably eat out a time or two, especially since next week is Valentine's Day! :)
*Special thanks to Kelly for posting such delicious recipes. We are still praying for sweet Harper and are so thankful to the Lord that she is doing so well!